Wednesday 8 June: Generation 2.0 Stream

Attend Live or Virtual Event

  • Keith Marriner
    APAC Vice President
    PAS by Hexagon
  • Debby Blakey
    Chief Executive Officer
    HESTA
  • Catherine Buhler
    Chief Information Security Officer
    EnergyAustralia
  • Erin Coldham
    Chief Development Officer
    Star of the South
  • David Griffin
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sun Cable
  • Tony Wood
    Energy Program Director
    Grattan Institute
  • Gordon Wymer
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Snowy Hydro
07:00
Women in Energy Breakfast

The breakfast features an interactive panel discussion with energy industry trailblazers and dedicated time to network.

This event is free of charge for registered AEW2022 attendees.

08:15
Women in Energy Breakfast concludes
08:30
Welcome Coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Catriona McLeod
Country Manager (Australia)
European Energy

PATH TO NET-ZERO/2050 – POLITICS, POLICY, PROGRESS

09:00
Building intermittency into the electricity market whilst maintaining reliability
  • Understanding the economics of renewables squeezing coal out of energy generation
  • Balancing electrification with resilience
  • Does the ISP give a clear route and timeline to a fully renewable system?

Jeff Dimery
Chief Executive Officer
Alinta

09:30
How does the energy system transition towards a 100% renewable system?
  • Investing in developing renewable energy assets and bringing them online quickly
  • Quantifying the amount of variable renewable energy capacity required to achieve a fully renewable energy system
  • Analysing the exponential growth in energy storage to stabilise the system
  • Having the system services (flexibility) in place to balance demand response

Gordon Wymer
Chief Commercial Officer
Snowy Hydro

10:00
Analysing the advantages and disadvantages of the different states’ REZ schemes
  • Comparing the three state-based REZ schemes (Queensland, Victoria and NSW)
  • What needs to change in transmission network regulation and cost recovery frameworks to create renewable-generation-friendly locations?
  • How will state-based schemes interact with the Energy Security Board (ESB)’s proposed regulated REZ development model?

Tony Wood
Energy Program Director
Grattan Institute

10:30
Morning tea in the expo hall
BUILDING SUCCESSFUL GENERATION PROJECTS - INFRASTRUCTURE AND OFFTAKE

11:00
Delivering the systems and infrastructure to deliver competitively priced, dispatchable, high volume renewable electricity for export
  • Developing the world's largest solar energy infrastructure network
  • Working with communities and stakeholders
  • Building the world’s first intercontinental power grid, connecting Australia to Singapore
  • Harnessing and storing solar energy for transmission to Darwin and Singapore via a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system

David Griffin
Chief Executive Officer
Sun Cable

11:30
PwC presentation

Fiona McIntyre
Integrated Infrastructure - Environmental Transactions & Advisory
PwC Australia

11:50
Offshore wind farms - getting buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Embedding social licence in the planning and operation of new generation projects
  • Overcoming resistance to new infrastructure from local communities
  • Finding a way through the regulatory maze for a new form of generation
  • The role of offshore wind in Australia’s energy market

Erin Coldham
Chief Development Officer
Star of the South

12:20
Meeting Australia’s growing demand for reliable baseload power with pumped hydro
  • Providing dispatchable power for export and ancillary services to support grid stability
  • Lessons learned through the feasibility, development and financing activities
  • Upgrading existing transmission lines to cope with the projects output
  • Revitalising remote locations and rural towns in economic decline

James Harding
Chief Executive Officer
Genex Power

12:50
Lunch in the expo hall
TECHNOLOGY/AI AS A KEY TO MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT ENERGY GENERATION

  

13:50
Partner presentation

14:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: How do energy companies secure intelligence systems and data against cyber security threats?
  • Where are the threats coming from and what forms do they take?
  • What are the best protections against attacks and how does an energy business develop a “prevention-first” mindset?
  • What are the most effective counter measures once an attack is executed?
  • How do energy generators recover (crisis management)?

Panellists:

Catherine Buhler
Chief Information Security Officer
EnergyAustralia

Terry Melton
Chief Information Officer
CS Energy

Nathan Morelli
Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience
SA Power Networks

Sarah McCullough
Chief Information Officer
Essential Energy

Keith Marriner
APAC Vice President
PAS by Hexagon

14:50
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
BUILDING CONFIDENCE FOR INVESTORS IN GENERATION

15:20
Increasing investor confidence in new generation projects
  • Defining the factors that make investors wary of new generation projects… and what can resolve them
  • Is it getting any easier to get a connection agreement?
  • Does it increase investor confidence when businesses split their fossil and renewable assets?
  • Optimising renewable and firming assets within a portfolio to supply customers with zero emissions energy

Speaker TBA

15:50
Partner presentation

16:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Defining which projects offer best returns on investment and how will they fit into the future system
  • What are the markers of a ‘good’ generation project?
  • What types of generation are investors most interested in?
  • How long should a project take to become profitable?

Moderator:

Jackie Mckeon
Program Director
Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A)

Panellists:

Debby Blakey
Chief Executive Officer
HESTA

Paul Phillips
Manager, Equities
UniSuper

Ludovic Theau
Chief Investment Officer
Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Nick Easingwood
Executive Director, Corporate Finance
ANZ

16:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:55
End of Generation 2.0 stream and main conference